Divine OperaWine - Producer's View on Vinitaly 2012's Premiere

Verona, April 1st, 2012 - From 24th – 28th of March Verona became the centre of the wine world as the 46th edition of Vinitaly, the world's largest wine fair, got underway. The premier event OperaWine 'Finest Italian Wines, 100 Great Producers' on Saturday, 24th of March united the very best of Italy's viticulture for this grand and unique occasion. The leading wine publication Wine Spectator and Vinitaly presented in the very heart of Verona, at Palazzo della Ragione the 100 finest Italian winemakers and their products to a selected audience teaming with international media, wine professionals, trade and wine aficionados alike.

Thomas Matthews (Executive Editor Wine Spectator) believes that,

Visitors and producers alike experienced OperaWine as a truly remarkable and successful showcase of Italy's finest wines as the following comments highlight Vinitaly's and Wine Spectators dedication to continue their efforts to promote Italian wine to an international audience:


Stevie Kim and Tom Matthews take a moment to unite many of the Great Producers for a photo before the opening of OperaWine at Palazzo della Ragione, Verona Italy on March 24th 2012.


Stevie Kim (general coordinator of OperaWine and Vinitaly International) spearheaded this new opening showcase to Vinitaly with the prestigious and ideal partner Wine Spectator this year. Ms Kim captured the spirit of the moment when she assured journalists that she likes